Call Us: 708.848.0491
Call Us: 708.848.0491
Have you ever felt the need to bottle up your emotions? Would you like the chance to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe space where you won't be judged?
I truly believe that everyone is an expert on their own unique situation, and that, sometimes, we just need someone who knows how to listen. It is important to me that each of our sessions is a collaborative effort between us. I believe that working together in this way to create strong rapport and empowering you to feel seen, heard, supported, and understood is an essential first step on your healing journey.
Because of this, I will take my time to get to know the many diverse parts of you—your strengths, your hardships, your relationships, and more. While we will likely be discussing some difficult topics and life events, I will always move at a pace that is comfortable for you, utilizing evidence-based modalities such as CBT and exercises such as mindfulness activities and emotional check-ins as appropriate along the way. Together, we can successfully process any difficult or conflicting emotions you may be experiencing.
As a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Illinois, my background has been primarily in working with adolescents from the ages of 7 to 17 on symptoms of severe anxiety, depression, and/or other emotional, mental, and intellectual disabilities. I am interested in continuing to work with adolescents and young adults, as well as with adults and families, and am committed to helping all of my clients learn how to better identify and communicate their goals and needs in healthy and assertive ways.
I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Loyola University Chicago. During my time there, I gained extensive experience working with children in school settings as well as implemented a trauma-informed therapeutic program for children. I also have experience working with high-risk youth in a community mental health setting. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to concerts, and traveling.
Specialties and Clinical Interests Include:
• Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families
• Discovering Your "Purpose" or "Mission"
• Emerging Adults
• Executive Functioning & Neurodivergence
• Life Transitions
• Identity Exploration
• Mindfulness Skills
• Parenting & Work/Life Balance Issues
• School Anxiety
• Self Esteem
• Stress Management
• Trauma & PTSD
• Youth and Adolescent Anxiety
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.” -Vivian Greene